If your roof sustains damage, your first impulse is probably to have it repaired. However, depending on the extent of the damage and the age of your roof, a full roof replacement may actually be the more cost-effective option in the long run.
Here, South Shore Roofing, Inc., one of the top roofing companies in the region, discusses how to know if you need to replace your roof vs. repair it.
Age of the Roof
If recurrent roof leaks are an issue in your home, find out how old your roof is before you hire a roofing contractor to repair the damage. If you realize that your roof has more than two decades behind it, it’s likely time to replace it, as it’s already at the end of its lifespan. Continuing to pour money into an old, failing roof by repairing it is not the most financially wise decision.
If your roof sustained heavy damage during a storm, you may need to have the entire system replaced. Experts say that if more than 50% of your roof was damaged, it’ll be more cost effective to have it replaced instead of repaired.
If your roof seems to always need a repair, it’s probably at the end of its lifespan. As time goes by, this frequent maintenance may cost you more than you realize. Replacing your roof costs more than a one-off repair, but the benefit is you’ll have a brand new roofing system that will need minimal maintenance and repairs for many years.
Planning to install a metal roofing system in your home soon? Don’t hesitate to turn to South Shore Roofing, Inc., your leading experts when it comes to residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.